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I live in the Florida Keys. I've been in the military and worked inside the Beltway. I've had 22 technical books and two novels published. I fly, boat, dive, shoot, and swim pretty damn well.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

What Kind of Handgun Are You -- A Quiz

This is an online quiz you can take from an outfit called Frontsite.   It's mildly interesting.  It says that I am a: Glock Model 22 in 40 cal.  That's probably right, although I like Berettas too.  
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What kind of handgun are YOU?

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Excellent Article on AWACS in Caribbean Drug Fight

National Defense has an excellent article on the role of AWACS in fighting Caribbean drug smugglers.  See THIS LINK    "Drug runner flights depart daily from South America and head toward Central America, the Caribbean islands and even West Africa. More than 90 percent of these flights originate in Venezuela." 

Gee, I wonder who the bad guys are?? 

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Have you SEEN BHO's Signature?? It's a cartoon! Pure Ego on display. http://ping.fm/uamuX

Friday, February 13, 2009

Stimulus and The Red Dawn Scenario

It's the "Red Dawn" scenario. A force hostile to most things the US stands for takes over, limits civil liberties ("fairness doctrine" for example), confiscates guns (Google H.R. 45 if you doubt that), and loots the treasury in the form of reparations. At this point in our story Governor Crist of Florida has flown the white flag and surrendered the state. Will Texas save the US? (Yes I know it was Colorado that saved the US in the original story, but I have my doubts... too much Californication.)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A Landing Light Comprison

I typically have to replace at least one incandescent bulb per year (who just said something about my landings?).   I do put them on a lot for recognition... and I never fly at night.   The LED landing light has a lot of appeal for me.  But, $500?  Oh my.  That's a whole lot of incandescent bulbs!  

Okay -- This is Just Fun

So, the concept is that there is a big fire main type pump on he beach.   The guy is dragging a big hose.  So this is nothing but a local beach toy.  But, I could do this at my house.  Fun to play with.  

Monday, February 9, 2009

What Somali Pirates Could Teach our COngress

Somali pirates know that you 1. board, 2. rape, 3. pillage and 4. burn- in that order. Our Congress is doing it to us all at once! 
An academically interesting non-political analysis of financial crisis. Expand your brain. http://ping.fm/ZBLte

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Victor Davis Hanson always makes so much sense. It's for sure he isn't inside the Beltway.http://ping.fm/yXz8E
God only gives you a certain number of good flying days, and I'm missing a beauty today!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Installed an ELITE IFR flight simulator at the EAA Hangar. I'm now the local expert. Worked fine except for a dusty DVD.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

USAF Special Operations Command Video

A little pop from my USAF.  Cool airplane pix.